NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Political Science and Sociology College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Flexibility: This part-time programme is offered in a CONTACT Professor Caroline McGregor T: +353 91 492 027 E: blended learning format, taking in traditional and technological concepts of teaching and learning. 2. Career progression: The course is designed for social workers who are interested in advancing their professional training. 3. Placement: Participants will have a supervised placement opportunity. PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: PDip DURATION: 1 year, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 10 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1PGT1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: 30 April 2021

Social Work, Practice Teaching, Supervision & Management Your Course This PDip develops the skills and knowledge of social workers who teach student social workers in the agency/placement setting. It is also relevant for those professional social workers currently taking or giving supervision. In addition, the management section of the course will offer the opportunity to explore management models and practices within varied social work settings. Participants acquire an excellent academic theoretical framework on relevant theories, policies and practices. New perspectives will also be achieved on computer-based distance learning techniques and practical competence while supervising a student on placement. Career Opportunities This course will further explore the areas of advanced supervision and management, with a view to career advancement and continued professional development. Minimum Entry Requirements Appropriate primary degree (Level 8) and hold a professional social work qualification NQSW or equivalent. A minimum of three years’ post-qualifying experience in social work is required, with a recommendation that the last six months’ work experience be spent in the current work setting. An active interest in social work education and in particular student social work education is necessary. All participants will be required to travel to NUI Galway for teaching and have an adequate broadband connection, use of a computer, and basic computer skills to carry out the e-learning section of the course. Acceptance of a student on placement for 14 weeks in January to April is a pre-condition of gaining entry to this programme. Therefore, approval with the management of the Social Workers’ Agency will be required prior to accepting a place. If a student is not available for this period, the applicant’s employer must agree to accept a student at the earliest date possible after this period. FIND OUT MORE AT: social-work-practice-management.html Additional relevant CPD programmes for Social Workers are also on offer: sciences-and-celtic-studies/political-science-and-sociology/ postgraduate-programmes/pgcertdip-cpd-social-work/

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